This report studies the antiviral agents to provide the antiviral activities to the surface of the material. This report is categorized based on antiviral agents, material surface, mode of incorporation, and applications.
In the past few years, deaths due to viral infections such as Norovirus, avian influenza, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) have been reported. The presently evolved problem of COVID-19, a “pandemic” crisis that spreads around the world due to traffic development and virus mutation, has unveiled a new and, at the same time, a very crucial avenue for companies in the antiviral’s utilization in day-to-day products scenario. It is also anticipated to provide antiviral performance to various products as well as general public facilities.
This report covers the antiviral materials based on the types of antiviral agents include inorganic (copper, zinc, and silver), organic (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs). halogen-containing polymers: e.g., N-halamines), natural (obtained from plants, animals, and microbes), and other types of agents. The report reflects antiviral agents’ use with a wide variety of materials such as glass, polymer, paper, and other materials upon which antiviral agents can be applied/incorporated by modes such as blend, lamination, coating, additive, and different application modes.
This report also categorized the material based on the packaging industry’s application areas, medical & healthcare industry, textile industry, and household goods. The key players involved in antiviral agents are Biocera, Tosaf, Bactiblock, Kleenex, Chemviron, Romcolor, Porex technology. This report also discusses the emerging antiviral agents, commercial available antiviral agents, R&D activities, recent activities related to the merger, acquisition, collaboration, and licensing.
• An elaborated study on the diverse antiviral agents has been covered in the report, that answers the following questions on this technological domain.
• Report includes categorization of Antiviral agents by type include inorganic (copper, zinc, and silver), organic (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs). halogen-containing polymers: e.g., N-halamines), natural (obtained from plants, animals, and microbes), and other types of agents. Depending on the application and end-product, different antiviral agents can be incorporated.
• Various modes of applications are coating, additive, lamination, and blend that have been covered categorized in the report.
• The active content in the agents vary according to the end-application upon which the antiviral agent is incorporated, have been studied.
• Efficiency of the antiviral agent is measured in terms of percentage of microorganisms decomposed by the antiviral agents. Most antivirals target specific viruses, while a broad-spectrum antiviral is effective against a wide range of viruses. Antiviral drugs do not destroy their target pathogen unlike most antibiotics; instead they inhibit its development.
• The secondary search report reflects the use of antiviral agents with a wide variety of materials such as glass, polymer, paper, and other materials upon which antiviral agents can be incorporated.
• The study of polymers relevant for food-related applications has mainly intended at improving the technological performance of packaging materials to extend the shelf life of the food products and improve food safety against harmful viruses. For the medical and pharmaceutical, food & beverage, and agriculture sectors too, the antiviral packaging and polymers play a vital role in the human health perspective. The continuous research in the development of antiviral packaging types includes thermoforming trays, sterile closures, pre-filled syringes, blister, sterile containers, vials and ampoules, and sterile wraps. The new contours of the antiviral packaging market are evolving due to the demand for sterile packaging for a wide spectrum of medical applications.
• Paints and decorative sheets either for household or industrial usage also incorporate antiviral materials to inhibit growth and prevent viruses from being easily touched by human hands such as building materials and home appliances.
• Broadly the report includes application areas covered in packaging, household, textile, healthcare, and other sectors.
• Innovations are upcoming for antiviral agents and biopolymers for packaging. Antiviral biopolymers are expected to gather significant interest, as they are efficient, environment friendly, and exhibit low toxicity. The use of biopolymers to develop antiviral materials with potential in food applications is foreseen as a promising alternative, which could help to avoid the cross and/or recontaminations in line with the principles of the hurdle technology. • Active packaging such as green seed extract, Cinnamaldehyde, silver nanoparticles, etc. used with biopolymers such as chitosan, PLA, PHB, etc. has been effective in antiviral product applications. These materials will remain in strong demand post-COVID-19, as consumer sentiment will become more concerned for reducing contamination risks and increasing safety in handling.
• Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, Certain textile companies have also initiated the use of antiviral agents in fabrics, one such silver-based antiviral technology is HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 that is added to the fabric during the final stage of the textile manufacturing process. Other applications include non-woven fabrics as in currently used personal protective tools (medical masks and protective clothing), antiviral agents are used to effectively filter the particles in the air and block the droplets, blood, body fluids, secretions, etc. Other such antiviral agents have been focused in the report.
• Commercial antiviral agents that are used in different industry, covering small players to major companies have been discussed in the report.
• The report elaborates the recent researches and development being done in the field of antiviral agents, in various application industries.
• Some of the companies involved in antiviral agents are Biocera, Tosaf, Bactiblock, Kleenex, Chemviron, Romcolor, Porex technology etc. while categorization of other big players, midsize players, small players, and academic players have been reflected.
• The strategical activities acquired by the companies for the antiviral agents and other such behavioral activities of the large firms have been provided.